"while not a fan of chirstian right, aren`t they correct in the clash of civilizations concept?" The Christian right and conservative politologists are increasingly correct in stating the fact of the clash of civilisations. I guess they are very wrong about posing the phenomenon as a "concept" and drawing the image of the history in essentialist terms while ignoring the dialectics in shaping the oppositions. Therefore "clash of civilisations" adherents procede peculiarly quickly to the prescriptive mode justifying and even advocating the deepening of the oppositions. The operative guideline "either we them or they us" stems not so much from the conservative view of the history as from the pragmatic and somewhat narcissist stance to preserve, period, one's own cultural and political self. And t The "clash" is self-fullfiling prophecy and therefore reality does not really prove the theory. By adopting this theory (and strategy)any kind of Bush can bring the "clash" into reality.
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